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Did You Know – 11/20/2017

 

 

  1. A captive killer whale at MarineLand discovered it could regurgitate fish onto the surface of the water, attracting seagulls and then eat the birds. Four others then learned to copy the behavior.

2. Fiji Water once ran an ad that stated: “The label says Fiji because it’s not bottled in Cleveland.” The Cleveland water department took offense, so they challenged the statement, commissioned a test, and proved that Fiji water had more impurities in it.

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3. Sound changes when it snows. It seems quieter right after a snowfall because a blanket of fresh powder is absorbing the sound waves- but once the snow melts and refreezes, it then creates a reflective surface that amplifies sound by allowing it to travel farther than normal.

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4. The official border between Belgium and the Netherlands runs through living rooms, yards and cafés, so it’s possible – indeed, it happens more often than you’d think – to sit across a table having a cup of coffee with someone who is actually in a different country.

For a while, a Dutch law requiring dining establishments to close earlier than they did in Belgium. At closing time in the Netherlands, patrons would have to get up and move tables, over to the Belgian side.

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5. Facts about ‘Thanks Giving’

   

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, not the eagle.
  • Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving.
  • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first meal in space after walking on the moon was foil packets with roasted turkey.
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Anxiety attack remedy

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Saw this on Facebook and thought it was pretty good advice. It may not help everyone but it will some.

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Ingenious – Amazing Water & Sound Experiment

This could open up a whole lot of innovations and fun with this experiment. Showering may never be the same.

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Mika My Granddaughter – Singing

This was sent to me today and I was impressed with her singing. Her voice has become so much stronger. Too bad about the video though as it is not such a good picture and those damn dogs don’t do much for the background sound.

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Did You Know – 06/25/2012

Human Eye Detects sound

Yes, sound. University research studies show that mild and incidental noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate.
According to David Louis’s book of  Fascinating Facts, Uninvited noise bothers professions like surgeons, watchmakers  and others who perform delicate work, because the sudden noise causes their pupils to change focus and maybe blur their vision.
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The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.

The cornea has unmyelinated nerve endings sensitive to touch, temperature and chemicals; a touch of the cornea causes an involuntary reflex to close the eyelid.
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In 600 AD, Pope Gregory 1 decrees that “God bless you” is the correctly response to a sneeze.

A sneeze was believed  the expulsion of some sort of evil, and the phrase was meant to ward off the evil’s re-entry.
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In Vermont A wife must obtain written permission from her husband to wear false teeth.
Crazy but true.

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The only known poisonous bird in the world is the Hooded Pitohui of Papua New Guinea.

The poison is found in its skin and feathers.
They call it the “garbage bird” because of its unpleasant smell, and avoid eating it because of the bitter taste and a tendency to make people sick. The Hooded Pitohui has batrachotoxin (BTX) in its dander, and in its skin and feathers, a neurotoxin identical to that used by deadly poison frogs in Colombia, South America.
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The oldest living tree and hence one of the oldest known living things on earth

Is a bristlecone pine tree located in California, its actually over 4,600 years old. The ancient warped and twisted bristlecone pine tree, a big draw for photographers, painters and other artists.

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